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Fine Gold Accented Flintlock Damascus Barrel Blunderbuss with Extensively Wired Inlaid Stock

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD
Fine Gold Accented Flintlock Damascus Barrel Blunderbuss with Extensively Wired Inlaid Stock
Flared Damascus barrel, with gold accents at the muzzle and breech, raised panels on top, and a proof stamp at the rear. The lock plate is marked with a crown over "PIo", and fitted with a sliding safety and metal wrapped flint. Skip-line checkered stock, with extensive wire vine inlay, alternation between gold vines with silver leaves and vice-versa, as well as dotted wavy line borders, dots on the pistol grip, a sling ring bar and a smooth buttplate with floral carving on the heel. Produced for the Mediterranean Trade for a person of higher social stature or class.
BBL: 8 1/4 inch part octagon
Stock:
Gauge: 1 3/4 Inch
Finish:
Grips:
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Good, showing a strong Damascus pattern on the barrel, with brown finish in the protected areas. The stock shows some lost and partially extracted inlays, but is otherwise good. Mechanically very good.